Leyte Gulf 1944: The World's Greatest Sea Battle by Bernard IrelandLeyte Gulf 1944: The World's Greatest Sea Battle by Bernard Ireland

Leyte Gulf 1944: The World's Greatest Sea Battle

byBernard IrelandIllustratorHoward Gerrard

Paperback | March 28, 2006

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Leyte Gulf was a key victory for the United States during World War II (1939-1945): its scale dwarfed previous sea conflicts and its result created an opportunity for the US forces to invade the Philippines. Four different battles - Leyte, Samar, Cape Engaño and the Surigao Strait - occurred almost simultaneously as part of a Japanese plan to claim a Trafalgar-style victory over US forces. Yet they were defeated in the battles on the surface, under the sea and in the air. This highly-accessible book describes the conflict's interweaving battles and the personalities of the commanders involved in what has been called 'the greatest sea battle of all'.
Bernard Ireland is a retired naval engineer and Jane's Editor. He is the author of 'Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century', 'Jane's Naval History of World War Two', 'Warfare in the Age of Sail', 'War at Sea 1914-45', 'Navies of the West', 'The Battle of the Atlantic', 'Warships of the World: Major Classes', 'History of Ships' and 'War...
Title:Leyte Gulf 1944: The World's Greatest Sea BattleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.88 × 7.27 × 0.23 inPublished:March 28, 2006Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841769789

ISBN - 13:9781841769783

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Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign/Opposing Forces/Opposing Strategies/The Campaign/Aftermath/Bibliography/Index

Editorial Reviews

"Leyte Gulf 1944 is a summary of this campaign, and includes aids such as a chronology, organizational charts, color maps, and diagrams of various engagements." -Doug Bister, Military Trader Magazine

"I would recommend this book as a reference for anyone interested in warships and naval warfare and of course World War II." -Rui Matos, Model Shipwrights